Opening of a restaurant and a premium canteen in H2Offices
Catering service provider Kantin is the first tenant announced in Skanska’s latest office development project, H2Offices.
According to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal, the 1,200 m² catering establishment will be characterized by a varied menu, a pleasant atmosphere and a unique design.
The essence of Kantin’s concept is to offer restaurant-quality dishes from high-quality ingredients, so that everyone can find a suitable solution, whether it is for an important business lunch, or just for a simple and simple meal. quick during lunch break.
A wide range of healthy options, such as vegetarian and vegan options, will also be available. Next to the restaurant there will be a traditional Greek taverna with an à la carte offer, under the supervision of a Greek-Hungarian chef, who will also operate after office hours. In addition, the restaurateurs, in partnership with a specialty coffee operator, will open a cafe for those who would just like a cup of coffee, juice or some pastries.
Amarilla Cseke, Leasing and Asset Manager of Skanska’s Business Development Business Unit in Hungary, said: “We are very pleased that Kantin is our first tenant, as their approach and operating principles are very in tune with ours. healthy eating options for people working in H2Offices is an important aspect, and now we have taken a big step towards that goal. I am sure it will also be of added value for other tenants that such high quality catering facilities are available in our office building. “
The development of the first phase of the H2Offices complex began in August 2020 on the former grounds of Budapest Waterworks, the architectural design concept was created by Danish architects Arrow.
Attila Hegyi, one of the owners of the Kantin restaurant network, notes. “Our restaurants await our customers with high quality, the best possible ingredients and an attractive design. Simply put, we offer bistro style meals in the setting of an office canteen. When we discovered the H2Offices building, we immediately fell in love with the design and location of the building. We highly appreciated the teamwork and commitment of the local Skanska team to bring this agreement to fruition. It’s rare to see a developer, who understands that a hospitality place in an office environment needs a different approach than owners, and we have found our partner here with Skanska and we are looking forward to this business. . “
The owners of Kantin were supported in the decision-making process by the real estate advisers VLK Cresa.
“The quality of the offices and the wide range of services available in a building have become very important tools for both recruitment and retention. New generations of employees are consciously reflecting, among other factors, on the type of dining options. Quality restaurants like Kantin are increasingly in demand and it is essential that this area is also given special attention when office rental. We are proud to exclusively represent the Kantin brand in the Budapest market, as we truly believe their concept is unique, different and represents great value to owners and developers. We wish Skanska and the Kantin team a successful cooperation in the future, ”said György Losonci, Retail Expert at VLK Cresa.
The H2Offices complex will offer a total of 67,000 m² of rental space. The first building will have eight levels above the ground floor as well as three levels of underground parking. General landscaping work is carried out by Studio IN-EX, and landscaping is carried out by Lépték-Terv.